Kids and parents, come celebrate the New Year with music, activities, face painting and a countdown to THREE GIANT balloon drops at noon! This event begins at 10 am and ends at 1 pm. Museum will be open to the general public at 1 pm until 5 pm.
This event is online advanced purchase only.
Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. This event will sell out, so get your tickets early.
$14.00 Seniors (Age 65+)
$14.00 Youths (5-17)
$10.50 Member Adults
$7.00 Member Seniors (Age 65+)
$7.00 Member Youth (5-17)
FREE! Children (4 and under) (with Paid Adult)
No passes or other discount coupons are accepted at this event.
Tickets go on sale Dec 1, 2023. Tickets Sold HERE.
As the year draws to a close and the anticipation of a new beginning fills the air, families are invited to come together for a joyous New Year’s celebration like no other. Say goodbye to the old and welcome the new with music, exciting activities, face painting, and not just one, but THREE giant balloon drops at noon! It’s a day filled with laughter, memories, and the promise of a fantastic year ahead.
A Musical Extravaganza: The New Year’s celebration kicks off with the rhythmic beats of music that set the stage for a day of festivities. From classic tunes that get everyone moving to the latest hits that bring joy to young and old alike, the musical lineup promises to create an uplifting and vibrant atmosphere. Kids can groove to the rhythm, parents can tap their feet, and everyone can come together to celebrate the universal language of music.
Activities Galore: The festivities extend beyond just music, with a plethora of activities designed to engage and entertain kids of all ages. From arts and crafts stations that unleash creativity to interactive games that spark friendly competition, there’s something for everyone. Parents can join in the fun or take a moment to relax while watching their little ones dive into a world of excitement. It’s a day where every activity is a chance to create lasting memories and share smiles with loved ones.
Face Painting Magic: Transforming faces into works of art, the face painting station adds a touch of magic to the celebration. Kids can become their favorite characters, mythical creatures, or even shimmering stars, as skilled artists bring their imaginations to life. The face painting station is not just an artistic experience; it’s a chance for kids to express themselves and showcase their individuality, making the celebration even more special.
Countdown to THREE GIANT Balloon Drops: The highlight of the day, and the moment everyone eagerly awaits, is the THREE GIANT balloon drops at noon. As the clock ticks down, families gather in anticipation, excitement building with each passing second. And then, as the clock strikes twelve, the room erupts in a shower of colorful balloons, creating a mesmerizing spectacle that marks the symbolic transition into the New Year. It’s a moment of shared joy and collective optimism as families celebrate together, surrounded by the whimsy of bouncing balloons and the promise of new beginnings.
Creating Lasting Traditions: Beyond the immediate revelry, this New Year’s celebration offers families the chance to establish lasting traditions. Whether it’s the annual family photo in front of the balloon drop, a special dance that becomes a yearly tradition, or the shared joy of crafting New Year’s resolutions together, these moments contribute to a tapestry of memories that families can cherish and revisit in the years to come.
A Day of Togetherness: More than just a celebration, this New Year’s event is a day of togetherness. It’s a day for parents to reconnect with their inner child, for kids to bask in the love and warmth of family, and for everyone to appreciate the simple joy of shared moments. In a world that often moves at a fast pace, this celebration serves as a reminder of the importance of slowing down, savoring the present, and embracing the people who matter most.
In conclusion, as the countdown to the New Year begins, families are invited to join in the festivities, share laughter, and make memories that will last a lifetime. From the music that sets the tone to the THREE GIANT balloon drops that mark the climax of the celebration, every element is carefully curated to ensure a day filled with joy, love, and the promise of a wonderful year ahead. So, come one, come all—let’s welcome the New Year together in a spirit of unity and boundless enthusiasm!
The Hiller Aviation Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate museum, was opened to the public in 1998 by helicopter designer and inventor Stanley Hiller Jr. and features more than 50 aircraft from more than a century of aviation history. The museum is visited by over 108,000 people each year, including over 10,000 children from regional K-12 schools. Since opening, the museum has served over 1.7 million visitors. The Hiller Aviation Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
A unique cultural asset and lifelong learning resource for diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Museum celebrates the spirit of discovery and innovation of aviation pioneers whose creativity made the dream of flight a reality. Core museum programs for youth are based on state and national academic standards and support K-12 school curricula in history and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), including interactive, hands-on programs developed in partnership with NASA.
Photos and text (rephrased) from Hiller Aviation Museum